What is screen? - Definition from WhatIs.com
Part of the Peripherals glossary:

In a computer display , the screen is the physical surface on which visual information is presented. This surface is usually made of glass. The screen size is measured from one corner to the opposite corner diagonally. Common screen sizes for desktop display screens are 12, 14, 17, 19, and 21 inches.

This term is not to be confused with panel , which is a representation of what information will appear on the screen in given circumstances.

This was last updated in April 2005
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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